I have been teaching for 9 years at a Renaissance School in Florida. Most of my experience has been teaching first and fifth grade, but now as a Reading Coach, I work with teachers and students in grades K-5!
I believe that students should be active participants in their learning...hands on, minds on, with rich discussion about quality literature and texts. Students should spend their time working with words, reading, writing, and talking about their reading. As a teacher and Reading Coach, it is my job to make learning how to read a life-long pursuit!
2014-2015 Teacher of the Year
I am married with two dogs and a cat...we love the beach, boating, and nature!
English Language Arts, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Science, Social Studies - History, Civics, Elections - Voting, U.S. History, Health, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Close Reading, Women's History Month, Classroom Community